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Lubbock Christian University provides professional development for West Texas educators

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More than 160 educators from across the South Plains are expected to attend Lubbock Christian University's School of Education annual symposium.

The Chap Connection Fall Symposium aims to create ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators.  

Associate professor for LCU's College of Education Gene Sheets said this year's theme helps to create a culture of perseverance and a love for learning. 

"One of our initiatives this year is to develop growth among faculty and students," Sheets said. 

The theme breaks down two different types of mindsets common among students. Sheets says it begins with showing students that they can grow and improve. He believes the development of this teaching method could impact the attitude in the classroom. 

"So students who believe they have a fixed mindset really either believe they're smart or dumb and can't do a lot about it," he said. "People who have a growth mindset believe that those basic qualities, intelligence and talent, can be developed through persistence and hard work. And so that's really the basis for great accomplishment." 

Executive Principal for Lubbock High School's Feeder Pattern Damon McCall said this method is already used through the district. He believe it's about making improvements in life through education. 

"With our teachers and professional development we don't expect you to be the best, we just expect you to get better and learn," he said. "And that's kind of the same thing that Dr. Rollo tries to model for all of us is life is about getting better at what you are and improving your craft." 

The annual symposium delvers professional development for K through 12 as well as higher education. 


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